Three were crushed to death when their houses collapsed in Ibaraki prefecture northeast of Tokyo.
Nikkei extends loss as a result of tsunami, at 5-week low
- Japanese Prime Minister addressing nation
- Japanese PM says nuclear plants not affected
- Tsunami alert in Mexico, Chile and Peru
- Train services stalled in North Japan
- Disaster Response Dept set up in PM's office
- Sendai airport terminal building collapses
- No warning issued for Indian coast
- 5 nations on Tsunami alert
- Warning issued for New Zealand and Australia
- Warnings for Pacific Nations
- Tremors felt in Tokyo
- The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii has reported that a tsunami warning was in effect for Japan, Russia, Marcus Island and the Northern Marianas.
- 7 nuclear power plants shut
- More than 4 million buildings lose electricity as a result of the tsunami
- Japanese Parliament evacuated
- Japan's meteorological agency warns a 20 feet high tsunami could hit the coast near Miyagi, north Japan soon. Smaller tsunamis of up to 50 cms already hitting the battered country.
- Defence forces called in
- Refinery in Sendai on fire
- Warning issued to Philippines and Taiwan as well.
- Several instances of fire reported in refineries and factories in the heavily populated area.
- Sendai airport submerged.
- Several quakes hit the same region in Japan.
- 13 feet high waves reported
Tsunami has hit Japan following the deadly earthquake that hit the country yesterday. An earthquake of 8.8 in the magnitude in the Richter scale wreaked havoc in the north eastern coast of Japan.
Northern Japan is the epicenter of the earthquake. Cars, buildings were swept off in the tidal waves. A video of the Japan tsunami showed the extent of the damages. Warning has been issued in Russia and Taiwan as well.